Regular town board meeting held on October 27th, 2015 at the town hall meeting room. Meeting notice was posted in 3 places in town: post office, hardware store & the town hall window box.
Present were Chairman Paul Ehinger, Supervisors Nancy Schuhart & Jim Smith, Treasurer Chris Geske and Clerk Brenda St. Peter.
People present recited the Pledge of Alliance.
Nancy made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Jim seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.
Brenda read the minutes of the October 13th, 2015 Public Hearing meeting. Jim made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Paul seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.
Brenda read the minutes of the October 13th, 2015 town board meeting. Jim made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Nancy seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.
Brenda asked the town board to look at the concrete next to the door on the side entrance of the building. The town board will look into patching this.
The outside area of the Grand Plank was discussed. The town board will attempt to make contact with the owner of the building.
Brenda requested the election workers go to election training on December 10, 2015 in Crandon.
Brenda presented the board with a letter from the DNR. There is a 5.06 mile stream that forms an inlet and outlet to Shiner Lake and eventually empties into Torpee Creek. There is one unnamed tributary (.08 miles) that flows into stream from an unnamed spring. The DNR would like to name this unnamed spring Oneva. Paul made a motion to approve the naming of the spring mentioned above Oneva. Jim seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.
Brenda presented the board with a letter from the Forest County Land and Water Resources. The County finds the permanent parking and storage of recreation vehicles, motor homes and camper trailers on private property in Forest County without a habitable dwelling causes an increased need for public services by property owners. The county also finds it is in the public interest to regulate the permanent parking or storage of recreation vehicles, motor homes and camper trailers on private property without a habitable dwelling and to charge a reasonable fee to cover the cost of providing public services related to such permanent parking or storage including but not limited to, reviewing and issuing permits for such parking or storage. The town board will review this before making a decision or agreeing with the county at this time.
The board discussed employee raises. This will be tabled until after the budget meeting.
The town board will have a working budget meeting on Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 3rd, if necessary. The time is 6pm.
Monday, November 30th at 6pm is the date for the public hearing on the proposed year 2016 budget and special town meeting of the electors.
Chris presented the board with the financial statement for September.
Checks are 4656 – 4683 with a void 4670.
The next town board meeting will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015.
Jim made a motion to adjourn. Nancy seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.